Inspector General of Police
•Another hangs self in Modakeke
Tragedy struck in Ede, Osun State, at the weekend, when a middle-aged pregnant woman, Lateefat Odediran, was allegedly beaten to death by her neighbour, Tawakalitu Musibau.
The ugly incident, which happened in Ibala area of the town, threw residents of the area into mourning.
National Mirror investigation revealed that the suspect is now being interrogated at the state police command over the callous act. Reports also said the incident occurred over a minor issue that later resulted into an argument between the duo. The ensuing altercation led to a fight with the suspect, Tawakalitu, beating to death the deceased, Lateefat.
While confirming the incident at the weekend, Osun State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mrs. Folasade Odoro, said the case had been reported and that; “Presently, the police are exploring means of unravelling the circumstances that led to the death of Lateefat, who was said to be eight months pregnant and who died due to the injuries she sustained.
“The suspect, whose name was given as Tawakalitu Musibau, reportedly beat the victim mercilessly, not minding her condition, following an issue that resulted into an argument.
“Besides, efforts by those who were at the scene to rescue Lateefat, who died 40 minutes after she was rushed to a private hospital in Ede from Tawakalitu, proved abortive.”
Odoro assured that the police would get to the root of the matter as the suspect is now being interrogated.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old girl, Oladunni Ayodeji, was said to have committed suicide in Oke-Obutu area of Modakeke in the state.
In a press statement by the state PPRO, Folasade Odoro, the police were still trying to unravel the reasons why a young girl of 20 would want to take her own life. Residents of the area were also said to be at a loss about the incident.
“The police, under the supervision of Modakeke Divisional Police Officer, have commenced investigation to unravel the mystery behind his sudden death. No mark of violence was seen on the corpse that was met hanged from a ceiling fan.
“A suicide note was recovered at the scene, where the deceased, before her death, wrote a note to her mother, asking her to take care of her only son.”
Her corpse has been moved to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife.
Meanwhile, investigation continues into the case continues.
Also, many people in Ikire, the headquarters of Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State were recently thrown into mourning when the news of the death of one Adekunle Monsuru Oni, broke out in the community.
Upon hearing the news of the sudden death of the 30-year-old man, many residents of the town, especially people living very close to Amukuku area of the town, rushed down to the area to to find out what really happened.
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